When I started cycling frame builders did not make frames to destroy them. Today they do. Your frame has a lot of dead cousins or, if not, it should.
Two frames pop out of the same mold. One is twice as expensive as the other. What justifies the big price variance? Is it all just marketing?
It's a graphic example of the difference a saddle placement can make. Matt Hansen and Lionel Sanders ride very different positions, the fruit of where their split-nose saddles are mounted.
When you swap out a standard for a split-nose you probably donít want to change your position, just your saddle. Letís talk about how you mount a split-nose saddle so that only your saddle, and not ...
For a decade the tri bike has been "rising." The advent of newer aerobars that efficiently pedestal the pad and extension might signal a reversal of that geometric trend.
I expected almost no incidences of speed wobble since the onset of today's monocoque carbon frames. Instead 3 in 10 of you have had speed wobble occur with these bikes.
Where can you place your hands when riding, and have the bike handle to your liking? Good question, and it's surprising how hard a question this is to answer.
When is a pillowcase sham a sham sham? When it's a "grounding" or "earthing" sham.
South African Kyle Buckingham was the fastest age grouper in Kona in 2013 and returned this year as a Pro - here now is a power data comparison of those 2 events.
During a recent forum discussion about bike sizes, stem length and test rides, Josh Poertner of Silca added a few thoughts on science and perception.
We update our big rim width database for 2014. New for this year - not only are outside rim widths listed, but also internal widths for clincher rims. Read on for all of the details.
What length valve stem are you using? Removable cores? What kind of sealant? What kind of extender is on your wheels? And your spares? This and more in this installment of Things That Roll.
Extender: one of the few words rhyming with "ender" that is not in Jackson Browne's "The Pretender". This winds Kopecky's how-to into a race-prep chapter in "Things that Roll".
In a week-long series we'll talk about wheels, tubes, tires, how to choose them, prepare them, acclimate yourself to them, and get the most out of them during the race. We begin with a discussion of ...
We give you a step-by-step guide on how to properly service rear brakes on the Trek Speed Concept triathlon bike, including a few pro tips and tricks.
We follow up on our intro to gravel racing with a short video, recap, and race report from the 2014 Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. We talk tires, gearing, and more.
In the series wrap I'll predict what run shoes will be like in 5 years, features that will advance and recede, and possible changes in the trajectory of several leading companies.
Running has never seen this kind of divergence in technologies and theories, from barefoot all the way to hyper-structure and custom footbeds. And everything in between.
The features that matter in technical running footwear are different now than they were a decade or two ago. That's a good thing. Footwear is going to look a lot different in 5 years.
The king (minimalist running) is dead. Long live the king (supportive running). This is the first of a series on how new running technologies will transform foot and lower body extremity health.
We provide an overview of a relatively new category of bikes: Those purpose built for gravel roads and gravel racing. What makes them unique? Do you want one?
We answer more reader questions in our Slowtwitch Mailbag. On tap for this week, have some very interesting information on custom paint, along with a practical query on aero positions.
This is part two of our series on winter riding. As we transition in to Spring, how should your equipment change? We discuss the particulars of bike choice, tire choice, and other details.
With such a cold winter, we take a look at some tips for riding your bike comfortably. How do you layer? What are the best gloves? Is it possible to stay warm?
We take a detailed look at cassettes and how they have evolved over the years. With new 11-speed systems, has anything really changed? Where is it going?